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Informal for a stock or other security that has dropped in price over a given period. For example, if a stock opens at $5 and closes at $4.45, it is said to be a decliner for that trading day.


Stocks that have dropped, or fallen, in value over a particular period are described as decliners. If more stocks decline than advance, or go up in value, over the course of a trading day, the financial press reports that decliners led advancers.

The indexes that track the market may decline as well. If decliners dominate for a period of time, the market may also be described as bearish.

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21/08/2010, AUCKLAND, NZ -- Greenpeace is calling on the New Zealand Government to support a plan to make the Pacific's tuna fisheries sustainable after more reports on declining stocks.
Total supplies at the 26th auction of the 2008-2009 season, which runs through June 30, fell 32% to 24,288 bags because of declining stocks.
Declining stocks outnumbered advancing ones by a ratio of about 9 to 7 on the NYSE and by 15 to 13 on Nasdaq.
To take into account declining stocks of fish, the two trading partners agreed on lower total allowable catches (TACs) of cod, haddock, saithe, whiting and place.
In a number of countries, established referral networks of providers are collapsing as leading family planning NGOs downsize and struggle to cope with budget cuts and rapidly declining stocks of contraceptive supplies.
These include dead and dying red gum forests, declining stocks of native fish and migratory birds, and round the clock dredging to keep the mouth of the river open and prevent irreversible damage to the Ramsar-listed Coorong wetlands.
The proposals call for a total ban for an unlimited time on catching cod in a bid to protect declining stocks.
Market breadth was negative due to the massive selloff, 123 to 81 in favor of declining stocks.
The advancers outnumbered declining stocks easily on the Tadawul (market); as for 80 percent stocks that gained, 12 percent ended lower and 8 percent remained unchanged.
On the First Section, declining stocks outnumbered advancing ones 1,134 to 386, with 150 others ending the morning unchanged.